Thelma Jeannette Turner, 64


Thelma Jeannette Turner, 64Life Celebration Memorial ServiceThelma Jeannette Turner, 64 of Mechanicsville, MD died April 22, 2012 at her residence.

Born November 16, 1947 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Foster Lee Jones and Doris Jeannette (Akers) Jones.

Thelma was an administrative assistant with the U.S. Census Bureau until her retirement in 1996. At that time, she became a full time "Maw-Maw" and began taking care of each grandchild. Her lifelong passion was dog grooming and animal rescue. A love that she has instilled in many family members. Thelma enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Although she had only two daughters of her own, every one of her nieces and nephews spent some time being raised by "Aunt Thelma". She treated them as her own children. So much so that their children all call her "Maw-Maw" along with Noah, Tyler, Makayla and Jacob. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Chaptico, MD.

Thelma is survived by her children, Candy Turner-Scott (David) of Lusby, MD and Cathy Derrington (Troy) of Mechanicsville, MD; grandchildren, Noah Narain, Jacob Scott, Makayla Derrington and Tyler Derrington; siblings, Tammy Mulloy (Larry) of Huntingtown, MD, Sheri Saunders of Clinton, MD and Ronald Jones (Mary) of Honaker, VA. She is also survived by nieces, Melissa, Holly, and Nichole; and nephews Joshua and Dustin; and great nieces and nephews, McKinsey, Sierra, Josh Jr., Lily, Jacob and Logan. She was preceded in death by her beloved companion, Donald I. Thompson.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 25390 Maddox Road, Chaptico, MD 20621. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service at the parish hall located at 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD 20621.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 8, Chaptico, MD 20621.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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